Birth Stories

The Birth of William Bryan

I was 40 weeks pregnant and had been having braxton hicks contractions for about a month already, but I noticed something different about them at dinner the night before William was born. While we were all out looking at Christmas lights after dinner I realized that they were coming a steady 30 minutes apart. […]

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Dear Finney… This is the story of your birth

  Editor’s Note: Patti gave birth to Finney vaginally after two c-sections! Finney was her first vaginal delivery and she has had two more home births since Finney’s birth.   Dear Finney, I want to tell you about the day you were born. It began on a Wednesday morning. Daddy and I had decided not to go to church that night because we had so many errands to get done in town and since he’d worked late Monday and Tuesday,…

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My Pregnancy and VBAC Experience

The road to Beth and her apprentices was a long one. This was my second pregnancy and had had a rather unsatisfying pregnancy and birth of my first child. With my first child I saw an obgyn. Midwifery wasn’t big in Las Vegas Nevada. So I had no clue it even existed. The care I received was brief and she wasn’t really concerned about me just my baby. Her office was always packed and it seemed like she didn’t have…

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The Birth of Micaiah Lynn – VBAC on Father’s Day

As I sit and begin to write our story, I am still amazed that it is actually ours. I have to pinch myself sometimes because the birth of our third baby, truly was a dream. I had always thought that delivering my babies would be a breeze, so when I had my first two children I was shocked to experience everything except what I imagined. After an extremely long labor in the hospital my first daughter, Moriah, was born. The…

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Chiara’s Water Birth

It was March 2010…We were so excited to find out that we were pregnant with our second child due in November… it was quite a surprise! Our first son, Alessandro was gently brought into this world with the help of the loving hands of Beth Overton, our midwife, in January 2006, so of course, she was the first person we called when our pregnancy test came back positive this time! We started our monthly visits, which are always so great,…

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Home and Hospital

On July 1st of 2004, I gave birth to my first child.  It was a beautiful experience; I was surrounded by family, secure in my own home, and comforted by the wonderful care of my midwife and her apprentices.  My husband’s mother, who still felt somewhat wary of birth after her own experience, found witnessing the birth of my son very healing for her own heart.  My own mother, a nurse for many years, found herself believing that the home…

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Elizebeth Grace’s Birth – Beth Delivers Her 2nd Grandchild

Born to Kassy and Royce Kemp – Story told by her grandmother, Beth Overton, the midwife who delivered her. May 6, 1998   ~  7 lbs. 6 ozs   Kassy, my oldest daughter called me to come to Arlington, Tx about three weeks before her due date.  She was having a little bloody show and since her first born, Zachary came 10 days early, I didn’t want to take any chances.  So my youngest daughter, Jessica and I drove the…

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Joanna’s Water Birth

Joanna was born at home in the water on Monday, June 9, 2003 at 9:50 pm. Her “official” due date was June 11. She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 18.5 inches long. Her Apgars were 10/10. I woke up about 5:00 am on Monday having crampy contractions that required some concentration to get through. They were not lasting long at all, maybe 20 seconds, and they were coming every ten minutes or so. However, this being my third…

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Rebeccah Elizabeth – Last Minute Decision to Homebirth

Our birth story is a precious one to us and we are delighted to share it with you. The object of our story is a precious little girl, Rebecca Elizabeth, who we proudly call Becky. We think it’s a neat thing that she also shares the name of our midwife, Beth. For a little background to our story…For the first six months of our pregnancy, we saw a regular obstetrician. Our family has been friends with Beth and her family…

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